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fau·na

(faw'nă),
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]
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fauna

(fô′nə)
n. pl. fau·nas or fau·nae (-nē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
2. A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.

fau′nal adj.
fau′nal·ly adv.
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fau·na

(faw'nă)
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fauna

the grouping of animals present in any one place or at any one time in geological history Together with the FLORA this constitutes the total of organisms living in a particular environment - ‘the flora and fauna’.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Thiel (Eds.), Introduction to study of Meiofauna (pp.
In contrast to information on subtidal meiofaunal populations, data on community composition and variation within intertidal meiofauna communities within the GOM are lacking.
Moderately well sorted medium sand harbours the most diverse meiofauna [9].
Predation on meiofauna by juvenile spot Leiostomus xanthurus (Pisces) in contaminated sediments from Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, USA.
(1999): Concentration and mobilisation of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn by meiofauna populations living in harbour sediment: their role in the heavy metal flux from sediment to food web.
The open brackish-water bays of the Baltic Sea in Finland (Tvarminne Bay and the mouth of the Kyrojoki River) harbour a meiofauna consisting of a mixture of brackish--and freshwater species (Keynas & Keynas, 1978; Merilainen, 1988).
Shabdin Mohd Long 2006 Marine and estuarine meiofauna of Sarawak, Malaysia: A review.
factors considered important determinants of the abundance of meiofauna
An example of a pre-listening activity to prepare for a video on marine geology might be: How many of the following can you define: epifauna, sesile, crevices, infauna, substrate, planktonic, lecithotrophic, demersal, foraminiferan protozoans, macrofauna, meiofauna, abyssal plain, continental shelf, oscillate, flotsam and jetsam.